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C. M. Rubin
C. M. Rubin (Cathy) is the founder of CMRubinWorld, an online publishing company focused on education, entertainment and lifestyle, and the co-founder of Henmead Enterprises, Inc., a publishing and strategic consulting company. Rubin’s 30 years of experience as an author, journalist, editor, executive, and entrepreneur in the fields of publishing, film, television, video and education have fostered her expertise in identifying and evaluating national and global trends in key economic sectors and industries, including the impact of innovation and technology. Rubin is the author of three best-selling books and two widely read online series for which she received a 2011 Upton Sinclair award. Her award winning blog, “The Global Search for Education,” brings together distinguished thought leaders from around the world to explore the key education issues faced by most nations.
C. M. Rubin currently lives in New York City. She was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and was educated in various parts of the world, including Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. C. M Rubin and her works have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines around the world, including The New York Times, Parent Magazine, Vogue Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, US Magazine, the Hollywood Reporter, and Family Magazine. In addition, she has been a featured guest on radio and television shows, both in the US and the UK. Twitter – @CMRubinWorld

Entries by C. M. Rubin

The Global Search for Education: Your Mission Is to Play!

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 8:42 PM

"Our technology targets the more basic ability of an individual to perceive and prioritize conflicting streams of information (or 'interference') which should allow an individual to control his or her goals in sensory rich environments, like everyday life." -- Eddie Martucci


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The Global Search for Education: Bring On the Change

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2015 | 9:51 PM

"We have to keep remembering our purpose. In education it is to grow people and to help society evolve." -- Peter Senge

At the IB Heads World Conference in The Hague, I talked to Peter Senge, the renowned expert on systems, business management and...

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The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine - John Martin

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 6:54 PM

"There's a real chance that more or less all schoolchildren everywhere will have access to mobile devices by 2050 and will be allowed to use those devices for learning. Imagine the profound impact on our people and planet when that generation gets access...
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Around the World in 30 Days -- October 2015

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 11:54 AM

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report

The stark problem of inequality from a wide range of theoretical and hands-on perspectives was a major theme in my global discussions this month. Inequality (gender and economic) causes huge gaps in who can get a good...

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Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs -- Can Social Media Have a Role to Play in Managing a Successful Classroom?

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 9:32 AM


To understand how marketers in different domains are using social media, Social Media Examiner commissioned it's seventh annual 2015 Social Media Marketing Industry Report. Some interesting take homes from this report include: 90 percent of marketers credit social media for generating more exposure...

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The Global Search for Education: Learning for a New World

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2015 | 1:35 PM

"We wanted to look at horizontal collaborative relationships, not just vertical hierarchies. Indeed, in the 21st century a great deal of the relevant learning does not take place in schools at all." -- David Istance

A new OECD report, Schooling Redesigned: Towards Innovative...

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The Global Search for Education: What's Best For Your Child?

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2015 | 8:19 PM

"My message is not about education: it's about childhood. If we really want to improve education in America, and if we really want our children to succeed, we need to re-frame the very questions we're asking." -- Vicki Abeles

The majority of us...

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The Global Search for Education: Celebrating Alice -- Listen to the Real Alice

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 11:18 AM

Alice Pleasance Liddell Hargreaves and President Nicholas Murray Butler Columbia University at the 1932 Centenary Celebration of Lewis Carroll's birth

When you hear the voice of the Real Alice In Wonderland - Alice Pleasance Hargreaves - extending her thanks to...

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The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine - The Close It Summit

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2015 | 12:10 PM

"As global engagement inevitably continues to increase, schools of the future will be leaders in reaching across borders and oceans through these technologies to focus on sharing knowledge and advancing ideas while promoting diplomacy, respect, and cooperation." -- Parminder Jassal


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The Global Search for Education: A Haven for Artists and More

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 12:37 PM

"As a composer, I believe the role of an artist in the 21st century should be that of creator, educator, performer and entrepreneur." - Paola Prestini

A noisy construction site on North 6th Street in Brooklyn, New York is a challenging place...

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Around the World in 30 Days -- September 2015

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 12:04 PM

C. M. Rubin's global education report

People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership.... "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" has set a plan of action in these five important areas. What role can education play? Can we use the world's classrooms...

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The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What Was Your Most Challenging Classroom and How Did You Turn It Around?

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 6:42 PM


We're keeping Teachers at the top of our global radar in a week of intense media focus on the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Talented teachers will be central to achieving the challenging goals set by the new Agenda. This month we...

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The Global Search for Education: Gender, Gender, Gender -- Do we get it?

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 11:34 AM

"Today, there are more women in higher education than men, both in Europe and the U.S. If these women do not find employment or are held back by prejudice, the investment in their education will be lost." -- Linda Scott

Goal 5 of...

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The Global Search for Education: The New UN Agenda -- What Is the Role of Education?

(1) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 10:59 AM

"Educators have an opportunity to engage students in shared problem solving towards the goals, and the responsibility to instill in the next generation a deep understanding of the power of informed action and the perils of inaction. The students of today will be...
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The Global Search for Education: Teaching in a Global World

(1) Comments | Posted September 19, 2015 | 2:19 PM

"In Finland, Singapore and Japan, the approach is much different than the top-down, my-way-or-the-highway sanction and blame approach to accountability we see in too many schools in the U.S. If we are going to achieve our goal of a high-quality public education for...
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The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine - Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2015 | 11:39 PM

"The study of ecology will replace other required science courses and will be combined with learning math and social science, as needed. Students will best learn principles of ecology, fundamentals of math, and key social science concepts by studying real environmental issues, both...
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The Global Search for Education: The New Higher Ed

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 12:22 PM

"Members of our Founding Class have secured internships and positions at Ashoka, Learn Capital, Santa Fe Institute, Uber, and other great institutions -- equivalent to some of the best opportunities presented to rising seniors or graduates of the Ivy League." -- Ben Nelson
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The Global Search for Education: Can Tech Help Students Learn?

(5) Comments | Posted September 5, 2015 | 11:56 AM

"There are many people involved in translating the promise of technology into a tangible benefit for students, and as a consequence there are many possible leaks in the pipe where things can go wrong." -- Francesco Avvisati

A new report, "Students, Computers,...

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Around the World in 30 Days: August 2015

(1) Comments | Posted August 30, 2015 | 12:00 PM

C. M. Rubin's global education report

In August, global collaboration and cooperation was a recurrent theme in The Global Search for Education stories and interviews. I talked to the CEO of Edmodo, a leading innovator in K-12 blended learning, about how teachers,...

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A Woman Alone: A Biography of Famed Novelist Mary Gaunt

(2) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 12:07 PM

Famed Novelist Mary Gaunt from her book Alone in West Africa

Bronwen Hickman's new book, MARY GAUNT Independent Colonial Woman, honors and gives new life to the celebrated Australian novelist, who lived from 1861 to 1942. Gaunt's life was unprecedented for a...

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